Cannes: The Top Parties at This Year's Festival

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A pre-Cannes cocktail at the New Bloom Villa.


A Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc-set luncheon hosted by Nadja Swarovski with special guest Naomie Harris to "celebrate Ateilier Swarovski's 10 years of collaboration with the world's greatest design talents and the unveiling of its first Fine Jewelry Collection in Swarovski-created diamonds and crystals," according to the invite.

Chopard's "Glittering Prizes"
The luxury jeweler is hosting a luncheon at Chez Albane to celebrate "Glittering Prizes," an exhibition presented by Chopard and Vogue featuring photographs of actresses and models on the Cannes red carpet.

The firm is back for its annual Carlton Beach cocktail bash, ahead of the fest's opening night screening.

Always a major festival player, L'Oreal takes over the old CanalPlus beach in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez to create an open air cinema. Each night during the fun of the festival, a L'Oreal partner will speak and introduce a film of their choice. Julianne Moore kicks it off with a showing of her Maps to the Stars.

Nikki Beach
The global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand returns to Cannes for the special anniversary year to take over the InterContinental Carlton at La Plage for its annual pop-up of can't-miss events from May 17-28. Included on the lineup: HFPA hosts an event and ongoing activations to honor a charitable partner. 


Jeremy Scott hits the Croisette for a party at Magnum Beach to debut his latest collaboration — Magnum x Moschino, said to "embody the spirit of someone who is not afraid to show their wild and fierce side," per the ice cream maker. Entertainment provided by the Misshapes, Sita Abellan and Kiddy Smile with special guest Cara Delevingne, who stars in the campaign. 

Chopard, Madame Figaro and UniFrance come together to celebrate French cinema around the world at an invitation-only dinner at the Terrasse By Albane.

Salute to Akira Kurosawa
Inside the Majestic Hotel's La Baule Salon, Zhejian Jinke Entertainment Culture Co. is hosting a special media event and panel discussion to celebrate Kurosawa. Panelists include Takayuki Kato, Teddy Chen, Hao Lei, Cheng Qingsong and Zheng Daosen moderated by Eileen Tasca

Chopard Cocktail Event
To celebrate its Rihanna Loves Chopard collection, the luxury jeweler kicks off a series of high-profile events with an intimate soiree. 

L'Oreal Plage Open Air Cinema
Susan Sarandon with Thelma & Louise.

Opening event at the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar 
Set to the music of legendary French composer Michel Legrand, the celebration kicks off the Wine Bar’s sunset aperitif series, which routinely welcomes luminaries like past attendees Robert De Niro and Marion Cotillard.


Chopard's SPACE
Chopard co-president Caroline Scheufele and Rihanna team up for a SPACE-themed party at Port Pierre Canto. Hosted by Cathy Guetta, the event will feature a headlining performance by Bruno Mars. Nice touch on the dress code: Galactic with a touch of diamonds. Grey Goose cocktails are be served at Suite Chopard that evening, including signature summer drink Le Grand Fizz alongside the Dry Martini and the Espresso Martini.

Focus Features
The distributor celebrates a 15-year anniversary and previews its upcoming films at Baoli Beach.

Jeffrey Katzenberg Gala
A special Cannes event in the Grand Salon of the Carlton Hotel, "a dinner for the film industry professionals present in Cannes" for a tribute to Jeffrey Katzenberg, per the Cannes website. 

Charles Finch Filmmaker Dinner with Jaeger LeCoultre
Paolo Sorrentino will be feted at this cocktail party followed by dinner event and awards ceremony. Also on view: Series 3 of Finch's "The Art Of Behind The Scenes" photography exhibition.

L'Oreal Plage Open Air Cinema
New L'Oreal spokesperson Elle Fanning

Global Gift Initiative Cannes
Mouton Cadet hosts Global Gift Initiative. The evening, held at Mouton Cadet Wine Bar, on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals, will be hosted by the philanthropist Maria Bravo, as chair of the event, and honorary chair Eva Longoria.


L'Oreal Plage Open Air Cinema 
Aishwarya Rai with Devdas.

Wind River pre-screening party
Grey Goose Vodka, which is hosting a series of events at bespoke bar Versini, the official restaurant of the Cannes Film Festival, teams with The Weinstein Company for an exclusive party prior to the screening of the Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen-starrer.

Dinner of the Festivals
At Agora, "150 directors of the greatest film festivals in the world" will gather for a special Cannes event, per the fest website. 

Chateau Savant
This special event will set up shop at a private venue where film, fashion, art and philanthropy come together under one roof for a series of events from May 20-25. Kicking off today, the venue hosts a VIP pool party hosted by SmokexMirrors and Mia Moretti. Later in the evening, Chateau Savant presents a Timothy White exhibit opening reception.


Jamie Reuben and Michael Kives' dinner with Arnold Schwarzenegger
The two standout hosts are back with a party partnership at Villa Golden Gate for Schwarzenegger to celebrate Jean-Michael Cousteau's Wonders of the Sea 3D

Following the Scwarzenegger dinner with Kives and Reuben at Villa Golden Gate, the venue opens up for the power agency and its top clients in town for the festival. Rumor has it that Naomi Campbell and her international A-list friends will make this party a hot spot of the night. 

The streaming giant hosts a party to toast the 70th anniversary of the film festival at Villa Saint George. Also cause for celebration: two Netflix entries in the Cannes lineup with Noah Baumbach's Meyerowitz Stories, and Bong Joon-Ho's Okja.

Highland Film Group
Her Night, an evening of cocktails and conversation for women in the independent film industry at Le Dome.

Three Six Zero and Champagne Armand de Brignac
A (chic) private luncheon hosted at a villa near Cannes. Only-in-Cannes bonus: Accessible by helicopter only. 

Hollywood Foreign Press Association
In partnership with Nikki Beach and Renault, HFPA returns to Cannes with a party at Nikki Beach. The org will honor the International Rescue Committee with Jake Gyllenhaal on hand to accept a donation on behalf of the IRC, which will benefit programs supporting refugees in greatest need.

L'Oreal Plage Open Air Cinema
Andie MacDowell with Sex, Lies and Videotape

Festival de Cannes and Kering Present Women in Motion
Isabelle Huppert will receive the third Women in Motion Award presented by Kering and the Festival de Cannes. Huppert has selected director and scriptwriter Maysaloun Hamoud to receive the Young Talents Award. François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering; Pierre Lescure, president of the Festival de Cannes; and Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Festival of Cannes, will present the trophies during a gala dinner. 

Chateau Savant 
The venue hosts the Creative Coalition Cannes Power & Influence Spotlight dinner. 


Elton John's The Cut world premiere
Supported by YouTube, this luncheon at La Plage Royale celebrates the world premiere of Elton John: The Cut, followed by a screening and Q&A with the singer.

Royal Film Commission — Jordan & MAD Solutions
The two entities are hosting a reception announcing "a new concept for a film festival in Amman," held in the Jordan Pavilion — Riviera. 

The annual Trophee Chopard event at the Martinez, featuring a prestigious celebrity "Godmother" to present the awards. 

IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham hosts the annual IMDb Dinner at Mantel in Old Town, entertaining entertain VIPs. On the menu: a dining experience featuring a round table discussion led by Needham.  

Spike Lee Gala
The filmmaker and longtime collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith will be feted along with the Netflix original Rodney King as a fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood. Wanderluxxe is the presenting sponsor. 

L'Oreal Plage Open Air Cinema
Eva Longoria with Lowriders

Odessa International Film Festival
At Ukranian Pavilion at Village International.

Women of Hollywood & Chateau Savant
A private reception hosted by Sarena Khan, Andra Gordon and Lucy Walker, an event made possible by Nancy DeWitt Pickard


Top of the Lake: China Girl pre-party 
Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and the cast of China Girl will toast the Palais premiere of the limited series at this party in partnership with Grey Goose at Versini.

De Grisogono
The luxury jeweler hosts its annual party at the Hotel du Cap.

Anniversary Dinner
Per the Cannes website, "under the presidency of Isabelle Huppert, the stage of the Grand Theatre Lumiere will feature screenings, edited archives and film extracts, musical interludes and presentations by artists" in a night meant to celebrate the 70th anniversary with guests including "many artists who have won the Palme d'Or or who have left their mark on the festival."

Chateau Savant
The venue presents Timothy White x Julian Lennon soiree benefiting amfAR with performances by Andrew Marcilla, Decora and The Misshapes with remarks by amfAR vice chair Ryan Greenwalt and CEO Kevin Frost. 


Phillip Plein
A cruise show by rhinestone-loving German designer Plein at his Cannes villa, La Jungle du Roi.

Gents Night with Annabel’s at Martinez Hotel.

L'Oreal Cinema Club
A bash to cap off the week's events and screenings.

Cinemoi Presents: Cannes Film Festival Fashion Charity Gala
The Members Club at La Plage Royale is the site for this special event that benefits Children United Nations. Revelers will be treated to a special fashion show straight from the runway of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, presented by designers Keiichiro Yuri and Adolfo Sanchez. Also on the invite: Performances by Maria Conchita Alonso, Ricky Rebel and American Idol’s Trenyce Cobbins.

Chateau Savant and Lion Fish Entertainment
The party partners presents the premiere of Grammy Award winner Juanes' visual album "Mis Planes Son Amarte."


amfAR's Cannes Gala
The place is, again, the Hotel du Cap and the guest list is not-surprisingly star-studded for this 24th annual gathering. Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Diane Kruger, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria, Carine Roitfeld, Harvey Weinstein, Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Vanessa Redgrave, amfAR chairman of the board Kenneth Cole and amfAR global fundraising chairman Milutin Gatsby will be among the chairs. Presenting sponsors include Harry Winston and Bold Films with signature sponsors Moet Hennessy, Persol, Renault and The Weinstein Company. 

Press Dinner
More than 250 international journalists and critics attending Cannes will be hosted in the Grand Salon of the Carlton Hotel for this special Cannes event. 

1stdibs & Chateau Savant
The party partners present the Haas brothers private reception to benefit the Art of Elysium